Top 6 Ways to Write a Perfect CDR

Introduction to CDR

Want to prepare perfect CDR report by yourselves with out doing any mistakes? Preparing CDR report is not tough job if you follow all the best ways carefully and ignore all the possible mistakes while writing report. 

CDR, Competency Demonstration Report is the document that testifies the proficiency, ability and qualification of the candidate. Engineers wishing to settle in Australia need to submit this document. It is analyzed by Engineers Australia and must follow the guidelines provided by MSA, Migration Skills Assessment.

The guidelines also allows the individual to choose their desired category of engineering. However, their skill and qualification must meet the standard set by the MSA.

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Importance of a good CDR Report

CDR plays an important role in the acceptance of engineers who want to settle in Australia. A good CDR report will assess your qualification, knowledge and showcase your capabilities in the related field exceptionally while not deviating from the subject as well. Simple errors on CDR report may lead to rejection of your application.

Documents required to be submitted with CDR

  • Passport size photo not older than 6 months
  • Page of current passport with photo and name on it
  • Academic degree certificate
  • complete and official academic transcript
  • Updated CV or Resume
  • IELTS/ TOFEL iBT results
  • Name change documentation (if any)
  • Professional Reg. certificate (optional)
  • Documentary evidencces of employment for the last one year as well as employment as mentioned in career episode

Techniques you must include for a perfect CDR Report

With thousands of candidates applying every year, and your report being evaluated by exceptional engineers, it is very important for you to prepare a unique CDR report showcasing your qualifications and skills.

 Below mentioned are 6 main techniques you must include to create a perfect CDR.

Thorough review of MSA booklet

First and foremost, review the MSA booklet thoroughly. It consists of complete guideline on application process and the documents required during the process. Moreover, the booklet walks you through the steps of preparing the perfect CDR report. It also explains in detail the different category of engineers and the responsibility that follow and the standard you need to meet to be able to apply for your desired category.

Proper grammar

It is mandatory for you to translate all your documents and reports in Australian English, if possible. Also, do check for grammatical errors. If you are not able to do so yourself, seek help from a professional. Engineers Australia will be able to understand your documents if they are written in proper English and grammar.

Follow the standard steps

The MSA booklet has provided a standard steps to be followed while preparing your CDR report. The steps are,

  • Personal information
  • Application
  • Education
  • Skilled employment
  • Report

And then submit. Following these steps will ensure perfect CDR report.


Intentional or not, your content in your documents may match that of other candidates, online resources or previously present documents. Ensure that your content is strictly unique. Never copy and paste other’s content and use plagiarism checker to make sure that your reports are unparalleled to content of others.

Career Episode

Career Episode is where you demonstrate your engineering experience in your workplace. Here, it is mandatory to use first person pronouns and active voice while writing your content. Choose relevant and authentic workplace and include sufficient evidences of your engineering performance to support each career episode. Avoid using the same activity in two career episodes is a  feature of a perfect CDR report. In addition, include the problems that you faced and the measures you took to solve that problem.

Avoid unnecessary information

The word limit for a good CDR report is 1000 to 2500 words. You must prepare your CDR report within the given word limit and include all the required information. However, you must strictly avoid unnecessarily lengthening your report with irrelevant details like the year your company was established, etc.

You can also read: Common CDR report mistakes made by applicants before writing your own CDR report.

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